Top business apps for Android tablets and smartphones

Top business apps for Android tablets and smartphones

Summary: What are some of the Android apps on the market available to make your life easier in the corporate world?

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  • Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop

    Name: Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop

    Developer: Splashtop

    Price: Subscribe monthly for $1.99 or annually for $16.99

    Compatibility: Requires Android 2.2 and up

    The Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop app is mobile software designed to give you easy access to your home PC or Mac via a smartphone or tablet.

    Splashtop can be used to access home machines via either a local network or the Internet (through an in-app purchase). You can access up to five computers through your Splashtop account in order to open applications, Office documents, Outlook email, media libraries and documents -- a useful application for those who may store files on their home computers. For business users, subscriptions to Splashtop Business are available.

    Via: Google Play

  • SignEasy

    Name: SignEasy

    Developer: Glykka

    Price: Free trial, $30 per year

    Compatibility: Requires Android

    SignEasy is a simple and convenient way to sign documents securely from your Android smartphone or tablet. It works by taking imported files from email, the web, and storage services including Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive, which you can then sign with either your finger or a stylus. Once you've edited the file with your signature, dates and the like, then the file can be saved and exported back to its original location. 

    The app supports a number of document formats, including .pdf, Word, Excel, HTML and JPEG. 

    Via: Google Play

     

  • OfficeSuite Pro 7

    Name: OfficeSuite Pro 7

    Developer: Mobile Sy

    Price: £9.65 ($15)

    Compatibility: Android 2.2 and up

    Mobile office application OfficeSuite Pro 7 is an app which allows you to view, create, edit, print and share Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on the go. You can also open attachments and view .pdf files on an Android-based phone or tablet.

    The app can be synchronized with cloud storage services including Box, DropBox, Google Drive, SkyDrive and SugarSync.

    The developer says that the OfficeSuite Pro 7 application has been installed on over 100 million devices in more than 205 countries.

    Via: Google Play

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Topics: Apps, Android, Google, Smartphones, Tablets, Enterprise 2.0

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  • Sorry again

    Tempted, really tempted.
    But I have decided a long time ago not to "click thru" on images in order to read articles.
    Almost as bad as articles which are posted as videos with no transcript.

    Besides, I don't own a tablet or a smart phone.
    Laptop/Netbook/Real Cell Phone, land line and fax.
    Dinosaur & Luddite?
    (I also own a couple of desktops, one of them running XP and Office 2003)
    radu.m
    • Sick of Galleries

      As much as I respect Osborne's work, and the subject definitely interests me, I'm skipping.
      I'm sick to death of these Galleries. I have to click on each one consecutively whether I'm interested in that particular one or not.
      Then scrolling up or down to focus it. Then I have to click back page by page.
      Why not Inline? Then I can peruse by fast scroll, and come back to and concentrate on that of the lot that intrigues me the most.
      I'm on strike. No more backward Galleries for me.
      PreachJohn
  • Sorry again

    Tempted, really tempted.
    But I have decided a long time ago not to "click thru" on images in order to read articles.
    Almost as bad as articles which are posted as videos with no transcript.

    Besides, I don't own a tablet or a smart phone.
    Laptop/Netbook/Real Cell Phone, land line and fax.
    Dinosaur & Luddite?
    (I also own a couple of desktops, one of them running XP and Office 2003)
    radu.m
  • iOS, Android, and ???, ???

    Where are the Windows Phone 8 and Blackberry apps?
    geevans1
    • Re: Where are the Windows Phone 8 and Blackberry apps?

      Why don't you go find some and tell us.
      ldo17
  • spreadsheets

    I use spreadsheets a lot on Android and Kingsoft Office has the best interface and the strongest set of tools for editing. None of the other office suites come close in the spreadsheet department.
    warboat
  • The straw

    This article is the straw that broke the camel's back.
    It is a pain to go from app to app. Each time there is a tsunami of advertiser's junk flooding the net.
    ZDNet is dead for me as of today.
    tutor4pc@...
    • Huh?

      Firefox + AdBlock = No "tsunami of advertiser's junk".
      benched42
  • I'm puzzled by the selection criteria used...

    I'm comparing this article's choices with the ones in the parallel iDevice article written by the same person and there's very little consistency in direction.

    I think more informative article would be to list the ten most needed business app functions (Office compatibility, PDF reader, etc) and then suggest the best app for that function on Android and iOS (which I suspect will often be the same app)

    Also, WiFi Finder app for Android? This is built into the OS...
    TheWerewolf
  • Click bait to sell more ads while ABUSING READERS

    Greedy greedy greedy. Why not have the 1,000 best app and sell 10,000 ads?

    This is ABUSE.
    William Donelson
  • App to integrate text messages

    Checkout our new product for integrating text messages - fowiz, available on Android market.
    fowiz